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Women's History in Buffalo and Western New York Collection (State University of New York at Buffalo)

 Organization

Historical Note

University Archives has several areas of collecting focus. Women’s History in Buffalo and Western New York was launched as the Women’s Archives Project (WAP) in 1977 by then university archivist Shonnie Finnegan. One year prior to the establishment of the WAP, the Social Welfare History Archives Center at the University of Minnesota embarked on a census of women’s history sources across the country, surveying archivists, manuscript curators, and other historical agencies. One of the repositories surveyed was UB’s University Archives. 21 collections and record groups were identified as having material regarding women’s history, laying the groundwork for the WAP.
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Amherst League of Women Voters records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS 64
Overview This collection contains the business records, meeting minutes, correspondence, publications and other records of the Amherst, N.Y. League of Women Voters.

Erie County International Women's Year committee records

 Collection — Box: 1, Envelope: 2
Identifier: MS 249
Abstract Correspondence, minutes, and other documents relating to Erie County's efforts to recognize International Women's Year.

Georgia Burnette papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS 264
Abstract This collection contains the family papers and professional materials of Georgia Burnette. The family papers includes materials and photographs of Burnette family reunions. The professional materials include Georgia Burnette's published articles on family reunions, health, travel, and African American veterans.

Joan Bozer papers

 Collection — Box: 1-36+
Identifier: MS 231
Overview Personal and professional papers of former Erie County Legislator Joan Bozer. Includes papers from various projects Bozer worked on throughout her career.

Adeline Levine papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 22/3F/1289
Overview Papers related to the career of Dr. Adeline Levine (1925-2015), Department of Sociology, State University of New York at Buffalo. Includes correspondence, writings, teaching and research material, and documentation of professional involvement with the Pro-Choice Network of Western New York.

Mothers' Club of Buffalo collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MS 54
Overview The Mothers' Club of Buffalo, affiliated with the Mother's Assembly of the State of New York, was a local women's group dedicated to educating parents about issues relating to the home and school. The collection includes annual programs listing upcoming meetings, officers, and current members from 1904-1910. It also includes programs from the 1912 New York State Mothers Assembly held in Rochester, N.Y.

Joanne L. Schweik papers

 Collection — Box: 1-4, 6-10
Identifier: MS 37
Overview Papers of Joanne L. Schweik concerning her activities as Vice President for Public Relations of the New York Branch of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and as editor of the NOW New York State newsletter. Included are correspondence, local branch newsletters, council meeting minutes and newspaper clippings. Also included is a photocopy of the transcript for the Equal Rights Amendment hearings before the New York State Senate Judiciary Committee on March...

Evelyn Watson papers

 Collection
Identifier: RBMS-014
Overview Papers of Evelyn Watson, prolific Buffalo-area writer, award-winning poet, and noted mystic. Consists of published and unpublished poems, plays and other writings, covering themes such as Christmas, religion, and mysticism. Also includes correspondence, photographs, and other miscellaneous items, such as a scrapbook containing poetry-related clippings.

Women's Educational and Industrial Union letter

 Collection — Envelope: 1
Identifier: MS 263
Abstract March 9, 1905 letter from Margaret Cox to Harriet Townsend, President of the Women’s Educational and Industrial Union in Buffalo, New York. The letter concerns turning over the Union's building to the University of Buffalo.

The Women's Group records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS 253
Abstract Membership rosters, newsletters, schedules, and events pertaining to The Women's Group of Buffalo, New York.